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The Heiman Family


Heiman Crest (German)

Created 2/5/2006
Updated 9/18/2011

[Unless stated otherwise, all cities, towns, and counties are in Texas]

by Paul Ridenour email

Henry Heiman, Sr., migrated to Texas from Prussia (Germany) during the 1830s

All descendants of Henry Heiman, Sr., are eligible for the DRT, SRT, UDC, and SCV.
www.srttexas.org

Sources: "Chambers County: A Pictorial History" by Margaret Henson and Kevin Ladd, Chambers County Census 1850, Chambers County Census 1870, Chambers County Census 1900, and research by Frank Futral, W. D. Campbell, Dorothy Horner, and Lanelle Helen Sullivan Hanagriff

Church records from Vorhele, Westphalia, Prussia (Germany) going back to 1653 show the following:

John Bernard Heiman, Sr., born in 1781, married Anna Elizabeth Knapkotter in 1809 and died about 1840 - (Dottie Ridenour's 4th great grandparents)
Children: (Total of 8 children]

Henry Heiman, Sr. (1826 [April 1824 and age 46 on 1870 Chambers County census] Germany - 1919 Chambers Co) married Mary Ann Walter (May 1, 1816 [May 1824 and age 46 on 1870 Chambers County Census] - 10/4/1897) in 1844 in Anahuac.  They moved to Smith Point in the 1860s and purchased 400 acres.   Their graves were later moved from the Heiman Cemetery at Smith Point to Anahuac.  Mary Walter's mother was also Mary Walter (5/2/1799 Germany - 5/12/1885 Texas], but age 73 on the 1870 Chambers County census.
The 1900 Chambers County census has Henry and Mary Heiman both age 76 which would be a second source indicating they were born in 1824
.
Henry
Heiman Sr. arrived first in Albany, New York, in 1834, then came to Galveston July 8, 1838.  He fought in the 3rd Texas Infantry.
Source: Chambers County Census 1850 - http://www.rootsweb.com/~txchambe/1850census.htm and "Chambers County: A Pictorial History" by Margaret Henson and Kevin Ladd
(Dottie Ridenour's 3rd great grandparents)
Children: [Ages from 1870 Chambers County census]

    Jane Heiman (circa 1845 - ) - not on 1870 Chambers County census
    William Heiman (circa 1847 Texas - ) - age 22 on 1870 Chambers County census  
    Henry Heiman, Jr.  (circa 1848 Texas - ) - age 21 on 1870 Chambers County census married Eliza (circa 1854 England - )
    Children:

        Henry James Heiman (ca. 1876 - )
        Mary L. Heiman (ca. 1874 - )
        Hardie Heiman (ca. 1879 - )
        Stella Heiman (ca. 1883 - )
        Kate Heiman (ca. 1887 - )
        Walter Heiman (ca. 1890 - )
        Grover Heiman (ca. 1894 - )

    Amelia Heiman (circa 1851 Texas - ) - age 19 on 1870 Chambers County census

    John Heiman (circa 1852 - )  - age 17 on 1870 Chambers County census married Ellen A. Hughes (ca. 1853 Texas - ) - daughter of Francis S. Hughes and Frances
    Children:

        Florence Heiman (ca. 1879 - )
        Arthur Heiman (ca. 1883 - )
        Ernest Heiman (ca. 1885 - )

    Ermaline Heiman or Emiline Heiman (circa 1855 Texas - )  - age 15 on 1870 Chambers County census

    Adam Walter Heiman (3/23/1856 Smith Point - 1946 Dickinson) - age 13 on 1870 Chambers County census  (see below)

    George Heiman (circa 1861 Texas - )  - age 8 on 1870 Chambers County census

    Lillie Heiman (circa 1864 Texas - )  - age 6 on 1870 Chambers County census

    Fannie Louise Heiman (circa 1869 Texas - )  - age 1 on 1870 Chambers County census
   

Note: Willie L. Heiman (11/1873 - )   - Age 26 on 1900 Chambers County census and is a grandson of Henry and Mary Heiman and living with them.

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Adam Walter Heiman (3/23/1856 Smith Point - 1946 Dickinson) and Dathula McCormick (3/1856 LA - 9/16/1946) [Dathula might have been adopted, but no confirmation.  It was said she was an orphan from New Jersey and adopted by the McCormick family of Shreveport, LA, but others do not believe that is true.  Her death certificate said she was born in Lake Charles, LA.  Her parents were Bill McCormick and Louise Bunch]
1900 Chamber County census has Walter born 3/1856 and Dathula born 3/1856 and both age 44.

Dathula is buried in Evergreen Cemetery (unmarked) in Houston.  Walter is buried in the Dickinson City Cemetery.
(Dottie Ridenour's 2nd great grandparents)
Children: [Birth dates from 1900 Chambers County census]

    Alice Heiman (11/1879 Texas - 5/12/1928 Beaumont) married Philip Harding

    Robert Louis Heiman (12/1881 - 2/15/1943 Harris County)
                  daughter Helen Eleanor or Helen Elizabeth Heiman Sullivan Leonetti (3/21/1905 - 3/1/1989)
                              son Rempsey Hayes Sullivan (2/9/1922 - 12/22/2004)
                                           daughter Lanelle Helen Sullivan Hanagriff (9/26/1956 -
) email

    Hiram Walter Heiman (10/26/1883 - ) - not on 1900 Chambers County census

    Benjamin Heiman (6/15/1886 or 1884 [1900 census has 1/1886] - 5/16/1955 LaMarque) married Nancy Elizabeth "Bessie" Romber (8/29/1894 Chambers Co. - 4/7/1984 Onalaska)
    in Smith Point in 1913 [or Nancy Ramber].  Benjamin is buried in Galveston Memorial Park, Hitchcock, TX.  -  a descendant is Frank Futral

    Bessie's parents were Elias Dudley Ramber and Francis Virginia "Jennie" Finn.
    Children:

        Bennie Heiman [twin] (9/6/1914 -1/13/1994) married Ruby Ellen Campbell in 1941
        Children:

                Bennie Ray Heiman
                John Adam Heiman (1941 - )

        Denny Heiman [twin] (9/6/1914 - died one week later) - may be buried in Smith Point

        Violet Irene Heiman (2/8/1920 Texas City - ) married William Edgar McLeod (11/10/1904 Beach Grove - 12/22/1997 Kirbyville) in LaMarque.
        [William was the son of Alexander M. McLeod and Sara Elizabeth Horn]
        Children:

                Wanda Elizabeth McLeod (1940 - )
                Clara Fay McLeod (1942 - )
                William Edgar [Bill Edgar] McLeod (1945 - )
                Thomas Alexander McLeod (1947 - )
                Karen Sue McLeod (1951 - )
                Roger Dale McLeod (1954 - )
                Melinda Gayle McLeod (1956 - )          

        Annie Laurie Heiman (8/26/1922 - 5/6/2007 Onalaska) married Rueben Earl Campbell (7/19/1918 LaPort - 8/25/1997 Onalaska)

        Jack R. Dewey Heiman [twin] (4/20/1925 - 3/16/2002) married #1 Hazel and #2 Mildred
        Buried in Galveston Memorial Park, Hitchcock.

        Unknown Heiman [twin] (4/20/1925 - died as an infant) - not sure if this is correct       

        Ada Virginia Heiman (4/21/1928 - 4/16/2000 Spring) married Edgar Hysmith (7/18/1920 - 3/14/1989 Houston) - Ada buried in Brookside Memorial Park, Houston.

    Charles Lawrence Heiman (12/26/1889 or 10/1888 Texas - 5/6/1945 Dickinson) married Margaret (ca. 1897 Texas - )
    Children:

        Aldee Heiman
        Yvonne Heiman
        Dathula Heiman
        Lillian Heiman
        Dorothy Heiman
        Earnestine Heiman
        Alice Heiman      

    Rosa Edith Heiman [Rosella Heiman on 1900 census] (11/1890 Texas - 6/2/1964 Beaumont) married Duval A. Carr - granddaughter Donnella Carr Looger   

    Sarah Elizabeth "Sadie" Heiman (10/25/1893 [1900 census has 10/1892 and age seven ] Texas - 9/11/1978 Marietta, GA) married Alfred Orin Hanson (circa 1879 Illinois - )
    on 6/23/1912 [Alfred O. Hanson's parents were from Norway]
   
(Dottie Ridenour's great grandparents)
    Children:

        Louise Mozelle Hanson (1913 Texas - ) married George "Watie" McNeir (9/23/1914 Galveston - 11/27/1987 Garland) on 6/21/1934
        (Dottie Ridenour's grandparents)
        Children:

    Ridge Watie McNeir (9/23/1937 - ) married Rev. Marjorie Gail Egan on 6/10/1961
    Children:

Michael Ridge McNeir (4/21/1962 - )

David Glen McNeir (11/11/1963 - ) married Catherine Reid on 6/28/1992

Kellie Diane McNeir (3/11/1969 - ) married Neil Stevens Ullrich on 11/30/1990

    Dorothy Louise McNeir (12/30/1939 - ) married #1 Hubert Julian Doyen on 9/5/1959
    (Dottie Ridenour's parents)
    Children:

John Randolph Doyen (9/11/1960 - )

Dorothy "Dottie" Louise Doyen (10/13/1962-) married Brian Paul Ridenour (3/12/1960 - ) on 11/1/1986

Desiree Deirdre Doyen (2/25/19?? - )

    married #2 William Berghane "Jack" Horner on 3/24/1974

    Jean Celeste (11/3/1947 - ) married Harold Johnson Williams on 2/1/1969
    Children:

Christine Kay Williams (5/5/1971 - ) married Corey Douglas Lambert on 5/14/1994

Carolyn Louise Williams (6/13/1977 - ) married Jason Lee Cordes on 6/6/1998

        Walter Camden Hanson (circa 1918 Michigan - died age four)

        Cora Mae Hanson (1919 Michigan - ) married #1 Laurenz Albrecht Van Delinder [Dutch] and #2 Gene Coryell
        Children:

               Larry Van Delinder (4/2/1943 Galveston - ) - adopted in 1947 by Gene Coryell [Larry Coryell - the famous jazz guitarist] see Coryell

        Alfred Burnett Hanson (1924 - died soon after birth)

    Marion Walter Heiman (1/26/1896 Texas [1900 census has Marion born 6/1895 and age 5] - 5/22/1966 Beaumont) married Odean Carr (5/5/1900 Kaplan - 5/3/1990 Beaumont)
    Children:

        Marion Walter Heiman Jr. (5/51924 - 1/2/1996 Jasper) married Velma Rose McManus (10/9/1925 Beaumont - 5/13/2007 Liberty) on 11/4/1942 in Jefferson Co.
        Children:

                Rabecca Danise Heiman (1955 - 1980)
                Larry Allen Heiman (1948 - )
                Linda Lou Heiman (1947 - ) married Mr. Orand - a descendant is Tammy S. Robinson email

        Norma Lee Heiman (1/19/1926 - 9/16/2011) married Bill Woodland - grandson Matt Butler
        John A. Heiman (1929 Texas - )
        Effie Elizabeth Heiman (6/3/1934 Jefferson Co. - )       

    Maud Heiman (1897 Texas - ) [1900 census has a Maud born 1897 and age 2]

    Lottie Heiman (10/28/1898 - 11/16/1975 Pearland) married Joseph Davis [no mention of a Lottie on 1900 census]

 


Most likely
Mary Ann Walter Heiman


Adam Walter Heiman sitting on the right.  The other three men are his sons Lawrence, Marion, and Benny. [photo courtesy of Frank Futral]


Marion Heiman, Lottie Heiman, Bennie Heiman, and Sadie Heiman [Sadie Hanson] 
 


Sadie Heiman Hanson, Mrs. Rambeau (could this name have evolved into Ramber?), Mrs. Rhubottom, Maggie, and Bessie


Bessie's Family

 


Bennie Heiman, Sadie Heiman [Sadie Hanson], and Walter Heiman


Henry Heiman, Sr., Anahuac Cemetery, Anahuac, Texas [photo by Dorothy Horner]

From Interstate 10, take F. M. 563 south toward Anahuac.  Anahuac Cemetery is on the right, just before you reach the City of Anahuac.


Mary Ann Walter, Anahuac Cemetery, Anahuac, Texas [photo by Dorothy Horner]